The second of our weekly videos comes from the heart of Llanberis where renowned climbing hardware company, DMM, are celebrating a spectacular 40th year in business. This enchanting video recounts the company’s humble beginnings with its 3 cofounders forming the business in 1981. Having first met whilst working for Clog Climbing, Fred Hall, Richard Cuthbertson and Paul Simkiss recall tales of working for Heinz beans, debt collection and the interview rejections that brought them together in the 70’s. From here, the rest was history, going on to shape a company that has become a cornerstone of both the Llanberis and the worldwide climbing communities.
Employing just 4 members of staff at first, DMM now has over 200 on its books, most of whom hail from the Llanberis area and 75% of which speak Welsh as their first language. A truly unique company which stands alone as the UK’s sole remaining manufacturer of climbing hardware. A special video about a special company, enjoy.
You can find our entire range of DMM kit here. Each and every piece has been carefully crafted, shaped and finished in Llanberis.
To find out more about DMM – check out our DMM Brand Profile.